Tag: energy audit

An energy audit is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy flows for energy conservation in a building, process or system to reduce the amount of energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output(s). In commercial and industrial real estate, an energy audit is the first step in identifying opportunities to reduce energy expense and carbon footprints.

Energy Audits: The Missing Value

Energy Audits: The Missing Value

It is estimated by the US Department of Energy (DOE) that 30% of energy used in commercial buildings is wasted. While unnecessary power consumption represents one aspect of wasted energy, inefficient use represents another. To optimize energy use, buildings have historically used Building Automation Systems (BAS) or Building Management Systems

Project Profile: Solar Offset

Project Profile: Solar Offset

UTILITIES ARE ENERGY-INTENSIVE. NO one knows that better than those who operate them and have to keep an eye on the energy consumed by treatment systems and conveyance, including pump stations.

Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Energy audits and assessments are wide-ranging first steps to creating energy-efficient business models and supporting sustainable practices. By assessing energy usage, analyzing internal processes, and calculating energy inefficiencies, audits provide a custom blueprint to help businesses of all types recognize opportunities to achieve immediate and long-lasting financial savings. Insight derived

Turning Data into Action

Turning Data into Action

Energy management systems have evolved as the electricity industry has evolved with digital communications making data analytics, cloud computing, and the Internet of Things (IoT) possible. And, it has created opportunities for new companies to compete with the big guys. Those giants have provided quality service to clients over the

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

Signed, Sealed, Delivered

The marketplace for products and services that address building energy efficiency is growing rapidly, and that means economic benefits for businesses and institutions. From the building’s entrance, to the roof and the space inside, there’s a wide spectrum of technologies available. We could talk about HVAC, lighting, water efficiency, water

FUNDAMENTALS OF ENERGY AUDITING (prep: CEA Certification)

This focused, fast-paced 3-day instructional program is designed both to expand your knowledge in the energy auditing field, and to serve as a preparatory vehicle for the examination required to achieve AEE’s Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) credential. You’ll gain the fundamental knowledge needed to evaluate how energy is being used

Reader Profile: Bill Dalton

Reader Profile: Bill Dalton

Bill Dalton has been working with electricity in one form or another since 1976. He currently owns Clem Janes & Associates, an energy auditing and LEED efficiency consulting business focusing on commercial office and multifamily buildings larger than 10,000 square feet, in Miami, FL.

The Case for Energy Audits

The Case for Energy Audits

Gains in energy efficiency need to be measured, and that involves an energy audit. The practice of energy auditing has advanced in recent years. For example, auditors now have access to cloud-based systems, such as those offered by EMAT (Efficient Mobile Auditing Technologies), a Frederick, MD-based company with a tablet-to-cloud technology

Guest Commentary: Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Guest Commentary: Energy Audits Provide First Step Toward Sustainability

Energy audits and assessments are wide-ranging first steps to creating energy-efficient business models and supporting sustainable practices. By assessing energy usage, analyzing internal processes, and calculating energy inefficiencies, audits provide a custom blueprint to help businesses of all types recognize opportunities to achieve immediate and long-lasting financial savings.

Guest Commentary: Are Big Buildings Ready for Big Data?

Guest Commentary: Are Big Buildings Ready for Big Data?

There are few constants associated with energy management in large buildings these days—unless you count “constantly changing” and “constantly increased expectations.”
Gone are the days when an energy manager could be content with minimizing complaints from the building tenants, and operations and maintenance were activities centered on the control and

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